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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:42 AM

'Fourth Of July Preparations Underway In D.C., Despite Pandemic'

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(WUSA-TV 9, By Lorenzo Hall, 4 hours ago).

The federal government is planning a party, despite this pandemic. Crews are setting the stage around the National Mall for a big July 4th celebration. A secure area for spectators is already fenced off. Portable toilets and hand-washing stations are also in place. The National Park Service said, normally, tens of thousands of people would gather for the festivities.

"Last year was a tremendous success, President Trump said in April when discussing 2019 Independence Day activities in Washington. The President began touting the 2020 celebration at the outset of this public health emergency.
He encouraged people to show up, but simply keep their distance. The White House will release details Wednesday about the specific measures being put in place to protect the public. One of the main attractions in the heart of D.C., the Independence Day parade along the National Mall, is canceled. No tanks or other military equipment will be on display, but there will be music, a flyover and this time, President Trump will address the public from The White House.

- Despite pandemic, White House will still host Fourth of July event this year. President Trump announced the White House will not be canceling the "Salute to America" celebration this year. WASHINGTON - Fourth of July festivities will still take place this year says the White House, despite pushback about health concerns amid the pandemic.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she's hoping no one shows up. "Large gatherings are still a high-risk activity, Mayor Bowser said at a press conference last week. Bowser is encouraging D.C. residents and those in Maryland and Virginia planning to attend to celebrate at home instead...

More, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fourth-of-july-preparations-underway-in-dc-despite-pandemic/ar-BB16bseE

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 04:08 AM

1. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she's hoping no one shows up, but we'll have this:

Capital Concerts has announced the 40th anniversary presentation of A Capitol Fourth, the national July 4th TV tradition on PBS.

https://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/concert/concert-highlights/

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:23 AM

2. This year

The acts are pretaped. Only fireworks will be live.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:02 AM

3. That's good to know

But I still hope people are not crowding together in parks and rooftops to watch the fireworks. I plan on staying home.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:56 PM

4. I hope 27 people show up.

Twelve in Klan robes and hoods; fifteen in Nazi uniforms.

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